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Final 2014 Budget Helps Science Agencies Rebound

A $1.1 trillion spending plan for 2014 that Congress is expected to approve this week is getting mixed reviews from research advocates. They are applauding budget increases awarded to many agencies that fund the physical sciences, including NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. But biomedical lobbyists are less enthusiastic about a $1 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health, saying it goes only partway to undoing the damage caused by the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration made in 2013. (...) - by Jeffrey Mervis, Science, 17 January 2014

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Le shutdown américain et la Nasa

Le shutdown américain et la Nasa | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le shutdown américain, l'arrêt du gouvernement faute d'accord sur le budget entre le Congrès et la Maison Blanche a t-il un effet à la Nasa ? Oui, explique le correspondant du Cnes, l'agence spatiale française à Washington. Ce matin, Libération s'amusait du dernier tweet de Mars Curiosity, le rover de la Nasa qui arpente la surface de Mars, ce tweet disait : «Désolé, mais je ne twitterai plus durant le shutdown. De retour dès que possible».(...) - par Sylvestre Huet, {Sciences⊃2;}, 02/10/2013

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U.S. Science Agencies Get Some Relief in 2014 Budget

U.S. Science Agencies Get Some Relief in 2014 Budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Physical science wins bigger increases than biomedical research.

The ghost of former President George W. Bush permeates the 2014 budget that Congress released last night.  His presence is good news for physical scientists, but less cheery for biomedical researchers, as Congress reserved some of the biggest spending increases for NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), meanwhile, got a $1 billion increase that is drawing mixed reviews from research advocates. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, 14 January 2014

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U.S. House Science Committee Set For Big Turnover

U.S. House Science Committee Set For Big Turnover | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A key science policymaking body in the U.S. House of Representatives is about to get a makeover. Ten current members of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology have been defeated in this year's elections or are retiring, according to an analysis by ScienceInsider. That's one-quarter of the total membership. (...) - by David Malakoff,  ScienceInsider, 7 November 2012

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